Option to password-protect folders in OneDrive for added security
Last week we announced a new feature called Personal Vault that will be available soon for OneDrive consumer accounts. See this blog post for more details.
We have no plans to bring Personal Vault to our Commercial customers at this time, but continue to make investments in advanced security features that are unique to the Commercial service.
Ricky Day commented
Well said! Cannot believe a company that is soo concerned about our security haven't implemented this already.
Shameful really Microsoft.
Ricky Day commented
Please implement ability to password selected folders.
Yes this is an important feature .. please work on it :)
So what about protecting one or more folder with password? I know I have password for onedrive (hotmail account), but it's very likely I will login with my hotmail account from another computer (not mine, like at school) and It's possible I don't logout, or there is "keyloger" installed on pc... so at last some of my folders would be protected with extra password, an less I did access them from public location too..
Microsoft giving 1TB, or Unlimited space for onedrive, and I think protecting extra folders is very important..
How about functionality for password protected office documents for mobile devices.
I have no more votes left but if I did I'd vote for this. Great idea.
I agree. I'd bring this to a step higher and allow users to do a client-side encryption and with a per folder encryption key (password). So if I share some really sensitive data I can provide a key/password to receiving party, and a link, and not even Microsoft should have access to these files. Sure, we can encrypt on our own, but security should be built into apps/clients.
I agree! I send folders out daily in email, and with the sensitive nature of these emails, I'd rather have the folder password protected and then I can regulate who has access to the folders/files..
Would be nice if you can password protect any folders or files that you want to share.